Dr Darren Mundy
Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education
"Our students benefit from pioneering courses and cutting edge facilities. I welcome Fairer Future Global Scholarships candidates to drive positive change and shine a light on the world around us."
Undergraduate Criminology and Education students can expect to understand and uphold these Sustainable Development Goals when studying at the University of Hull.
The Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education have a strong history of supporting these four Sustainable Development Goals through ongoing research and innovation. By integrating these goals into their everyday work, the Faculty understand that the need for gender equality worldwide can only be achieved by providing quality education for all; and in order to achieve decent work and economic growth, there must be peace, justice and strong institutions. Studying a Criminology or Education degree with Hull will enable students to interpret these principles and contribute to their impact.
Criminology is the study of crime and of society’s response to crime. Although a discipline that focuses on a specific social phenomenon, it is global and multidisciplinary in nature. Graduate Criminologists are uniquely positioned to address contemporary challenges including justice, fairness, and environmental change or harm, by bringing to bear a wide array of inter and multi-disciplinary, innovative and evolving approaches, tools, and techniques. Our programmes are designed to help students identify the multiple causes of issues such as injustice, inequality and discrimination and to think about how these can be transformed.
A Criminology graduate from the University of Hull is critically engaged, empathetic, empowered and solution-oriented and one who is ready to contribute to creating a brighter future for themselves, and a fairer and sustainable future for local, national, and global communities.
BA Criminology and Sociology
Criminology and sociology are a logical and valuable combination of disciplines – crime happens in social contexts and Sociology helps us to understand these contacts. Although a discipline that focuses on a specific social phenomenon, it is global and multidisciplinary in nature. Graduate Criminologists and Sociologists are uniquely positioned to address contemporary challenges including justice, fairness, and environmental change or harm, by bringing to bear a wide array of inter and multi-disciplinary, innovative and evolving approaches, tools, and techniques. Demand for students with these combined skills is higher than ever.
This programme is designed to help students identify the multiple causes of issues such as injustice, inequality and discrimination and to think about how these can be transformed. A graduate in this programme from the University of Hull is critically engaged, empathetic, empowered and solution-oriented and one who is ready to contribute to creating a brighter future for themselves, and a fairer and sustainable future for local, national, and global communities.
BA Education Studies
Education and learning in all its forms has the power to change individuals, communities, institutions and society. Graduates of the Education Studies programmes will have undertaken a critical study of educational processes, systems and approaches and their cultural, societal and political contexts. They will have engaged with learning spaces and places in and beyond formal educational settings, in an approach that will challenge their assumptions of what education is and where it takes place. Through engagement with real-world, current issues, students are equipped with the skills required to be agents of change in a complex and ever-changing educational landscape.
BA Education Studies (with TESOL)
Education and learning in all its forms has the power to change individuals, communities, institutions and society and TESOL is at the forefront of global interaction. Graduates of the Education Studies with TESOL programme will have undertaken a critical study of educational processes, systems and approaches and their cultural, societal and political contexts which will support them with becoming global citizens. They will have engaged with learning spaces and places in and beyond formal educational settings, in an approach that will challenge their assumptions of what education is and where it takes place. Through engagement with real-world, current issues, students are equipped with the skills required to be agents of change in a complex and ever-changing educational landscape.
Professor Stephen Hardy
Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics
"The mission of our Faculty of Business, Law and Politics is to be impactful and to ensure that we prepare all of our students for tomorrow’s world. We therefore achieve this through our hands-on, practical teaching and problem-solving approach. To that end, our Fairer Future Global Scholarships candidates can look forward to an unforgettable experience with us here at Hull."
BA Business Management
This programme is dedicated to the development of responsible leadership for a complex world. Our aim is to inspire those who study with us to make a sustainable difference in business and society. The course integrates the aspects of holism, internationalisation and ethical management to enable our students and partners to be responsible global citizens in tackling the challenges of a rapidly changing and complex world through innovation and strong collaborations.
BA Business Management with Entrepreneurship
Students will develop the skills necessary to start their own business or work in a start-up environment. Consequently, this programme is directly aimed at creating job opportunities for young people, through giving them the skills to start their own business or to allow them to work as employees in start-ups and SMEs. International students graduating from this programme can develop the skills necessary to return to their home countries to launch businesses which, if successful, will play a key part in reducing unemployment.
BA Business Management with Logistics and Supply Chain
Our graduates will be able to identify, understand, analyse, and develop solutions to promote resilient infrastructure and sustainable industrialization. This programme fosters the necessary skills required to generate and implement sustainable and resource efficient regional and international environmentally friendly, socially beneficial and economically viable value chains. Students will also be able to devise strategies to strengthen the institutions and structures that deliver responsible consumption and production. Using a systems approach, our students develop cross-disciplinary business models that will deliver more in terms of goods and services, with less impact on resource use, environmental degradation, waste and pollution.
This programme embeds ethical marketing principles relating to the responsibility of Marketing Professionals, Brand Owners and the Marketing and Advertising Industry. Given the reach of global brands, the marketing community is uniquely positioned to collaborate and engage with the Sustainable Development Goals in particular on responsible production and consumption. The program studies the potential ‘dark side’ of Marketing relating to over-consumption, sustainability, environmental impact. On our Marketing course you interact with brands that are pioneering solutions that continue to support the advancement of more sustainable production in response to consumers who are increasingly prioritizing sustainability. Marketing can help mobilise innovative ideas that enact sustainable change to re-imagine the future.
BSc Financial Management
Graduates of our Financial Management degree will be able to identify, understand, and analyse the problems created by gender inequality in the finance industry. They will also be exposed in the state-of-the-art theories and practices in the domain to bring gender equality in the industry. Environmental, social, and corporate responsibility is one of the key pillars that are currently shaping the change in paradigm of the finance discipline. Our graduates will be able to identify, understand, and analyse the concept and importance of responsibility in the production and allocation of resources as well as the role of consumption in the process. They will also be able to devise and/or evaluate new strategies relevant to the finance discipline for the promotion of new approaches to the resolution of challenges arising from the pressing problems of the environment.
BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Our graduates will be able to identify, understand, and analyse some of the pressing problems facing governmental and/or non-governmental actors, including those pertaining to peace, justice, and the stability of international political institutions. Students will also able to devise strategies for the promotion of a cross-disciplinary approach to resolving public policy challenges through the demonstration and communication of the inter-related nature of political, philosophical and economic issues, to diverse specialist and non-specialist audiences. In studying this programme, our graduates will have the skills and knowledge to formulate and advocate, with reference to policy processes and economic and philosophical insights and techniques, a model of a fairer, brighter, sustainable future, whilst recognising the contestation that advocacy of any such given model may generate.
BA Politics and International Relations
International politics is relevant to all people and countries and includes a variety of perspectives and important local, national, regional and international challenges. Our programme incorporates knowledge and skills that empower students to engage with critical debates that shape institutions around the world and their engagement with those challenges. Students examine issues around sovereignty, power, structure, agency, and responsibility, global social justice and the impact of climate change and digital technology and so develop a global perspective on the challenges we all face. Our graduates are empowered to play a part in developing and enhancing accountable and inclusive institutions in their home countries, regionally and globally.
Graduates of our LLB Law programmes will have had the opportunity to develop important Hull graduate attributes, most notably responsible citizenship, an appreciation of interdisciplinary approaches, critical thinking and reasoning skills. In particular, the ‘better world’ theme within our Law programmes is key to furthering the University vision of a ‘brighter, fairer, carbon neutral future’ with its emphasis on aspects of social justice and critical appreciation of key concepts such as access to justice, rule of law, regulation of power and accountability of government institutions and human rights, particularly with regards to the protection of the marginalised and the displaced.
Professor Paul Hagan
Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences
"Fairer Future Global Scholarships applicants who join my Faculty will be supported in tackling some of the biggest health challenges that we face today. Together, we will improve the future wellbeing of people across the globe."
The Sustainable Development Goal of Good Health and Well-Being is a key element of each degree programme offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Hull. Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development around the world. Health Sciences students are given the facilities and guidance to be able to carry these values into their university work and beyond, helping them to tackle the biggest health problems facing global society today.
The research of the Schools of Psychology and Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences is world-leading, and seeks to identify and eliminate the obstacles to socio-economic progress that can affect global communities. Undergraduate Sports Science, Physiotherapy and Psychology students at the University of Hull are supported and encouraged to promote healthy lives and well-being for all citizens.
BSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition
Graduates of our BSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition degree will develop an understanding of nutrition and knowledge of the biochemical and physiological processes that occur in the cells and tissues of the body, relating to sport and exercise. We teach our students a diverse range of topics ensuring they are able to enter a range of workplaces equipped with the knowledge, communication and practical skills required, to provide research-informed decisions relating to; physical activity, exercise, weight management and exercise performance in line with the SDG 3. Moreover, we are passionate that our graduates gain and develop the skills required to translate the theory into practical application.
BSc Sport and Exercise Science
BSc Sports Coaching and Performance
Our students will gain an understanding of how active lifestyles can help governments tackle important health challenges of the 21st century, in line with the SDG3 (Good Health and Wellbeing). These include the prevention and management of some of the most highly prevalent non-communicable diseases. However, at the population level, the parallels between sustainable physical activity behaviour change and the global sustainability agenda extend far beyond SDG3. By providing a platform for social, cultural, and ecological development, students will develop an appreciation of how sustainable physical activity aligns with a broader range of UN Sustainable Development Goals. Additionally, the importance of closely aligning health promotion strategies with efforts to improve sustainability literacy is increasingly being recognised, so that health behaviour change at the individual, community and societal levels is more clearly associated with achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Graduates of our BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree will be able to gain an understanding of the significant impact that healthy lifestyles including physical activity / sport participation, healthy eating, smoking cessation etc. have upon improving the overall health of the population and addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Health & Wellbeing). They will gain an understanding of the effect that addressing overall public health has on empowering governments to tackle the substantial challenges faced within public health as a whole and the pressures placed upon National Health Services. Graduates will gain a significant understanding of the vital roles that prevention and treatment have in the overall management of the major non-communicable diseases affecting populations throughout the world. They will be able to demonstrate the vast importance that health promotion strategies will have upon improving both sustainability literacy as well as population health literacy therefore allowing students to develop a greater appreciation of the impact that addressing local population health has on contributing to overall global health as part of the UN SDGs.
Our programme will engage students in a scientific approach to understanding all aspects of human behaviour including mental processes, emotions and physiology. Our students will be absorbed by major psychological issues such as mental health and wellbeing, childhood development, ageing, memory, neuropsychological diseases, human factors, and environmental sustainability. They will be taught by international experts and experienced practitioners and will have the opportunity to work in state-of-the art neuroscience and virtual reality laboratories as well as engaging in field work. Our graduates will be able to identify, develop and implement practical applications of research-derived knowledge to contemporary human and societal issues related to good health and wellbeing. These competencies will be applicable to careers in a wide range of academic, clinical and industrial settings. All our BSc Psychology programmes are accredited by the British Psychological Society.
Professor Andrew Hayes
Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering
"Our Faculty fosters a supportive environment that facilitates excellent multi-disciplinary learning. Fairer Future Global Scholars will be empowered to deliver real impact, address global challenges and change lives."
Biology is at the heart of the challenges we face, from antibiotic resistance to climate change. At the University of Hull, our graduates will explore topics related to multiple Sustainable Development Goals, specialising in areas of interest as they advance through the programme. Our BSc (Hons) Biology programme focusses on how biological systems are impacted by human activity, but also how biology and biotechnology can provide some of the solutions to major issues. Our students can identify how biology underpins our future, and learn how to effectively communicate the relationship between their subject and global challenges. Students have the opportunity to specialise in areas relating to SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing, SDG15 Life on Land, SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production or SDG13 Climate action.
BSc/MEng Computer Science
Computer science, systems and technology form part of society’s crucial infrastructure. From Artificial Intelligence, information technology innovation and the use of computer science to expand the education of sustainability, the critical thinking that computer scientists use to develop applications and software has great potential to realise ambitious sustainable endeavours.
Computer scientists of the future will make important contributions to address key societal and environmental challenges that face humanity today. Our Computer Science programme provides our graduates with key theoretical and practical skills that will enable to contribute towards a sustainable future.
BSc Environmental Science
Our students develop knowledge and understanding of issues relevant the causes and consequences of climate change. We offer the opportunity to explore diverse understandings and responses to climate emergencies around the world as well as how this results in different mitigation and adaptation outcomes. Environmental Science graduates have a critical understanding of the interrelationship between human environments and social systems, as well as variations between places and across scales. They can are also develop strong insights into issues relevant to biodiversity and conservation in terrestrial ecosystems. Graduates are able to evaluate how different governance structures at different scales around the world shape human responses to deforestation and desertification.
Graduates of Geography programmes have a critical understanding of the interrelationship between human environments and social systems, as well as variations between places and across scales. Graduates are also able to identify and critically evaluate potential solutions to problems, working both individually and in groups. Students have the opportunity to develop a critical appreciation of both the challenges faced by cites, and potential sustainability initiatives that may be employed at different scales. Furthermore, they would appreciate the role of theory, policy and empirical evidence in understanding contemporary problems in cities. Additionally, our programmes offer insight into issues relevant biodiversity and conservation in terrestrial ecosystems. Graduates are able to evaluate how different governance structures at different scales around the world shape human responses to deforestation and desertification.
BSc Marine Biology
Marine Biology graduates will have a critical understanding of the relationship between marine habitats, species distribution and biodiversity. They will understand the threats to the marine environment, including the role of human activities and climate change, and will be able to identify measures to manage these threats in order to enable sustainable use of the marine environment without unacceptable loss of biodiversity or ecosystem function. The consequences of climate change for marine life are embedded in the Marine Biology programme. Graduates have a sound understanding of the trends and consequences of global warming and of the importance of marine habitats in managing these consequences. They also have an understanding of the role or renewable energy development (particularly offshore wind) in mitigating against climate change and are able to assess the impact of these strategies on the marine environment.
BEng/MEng Mechanical Engineering
The role of the Mechanical Engineer and the ability to contribute towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are synonymous with one another. Mechanical Engineers work collaboratively towards a sustainable future through working on biodegradables and sea water desalination projects, to engine efficiency, alternative fuels, air and water pollution, windfarms, healthcare equipment and more. So important are the roles of Mechanical Engineers in the modern age that they are involved in the design and development of almost everything we use in daily life.
At Hull, our Mechanical Engineering students are treated as a trainee engineer from day one, cultivating their theoretical and practical skills to combat global challenges and projects. Each student gains an invaluable knowledge base and innovative problem-solving skills which can be applied towards a greener, sustainable future.
BSc Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
In order to accelerate progress toward the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals we will need to take advantage of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. Cutting-edge technology and solutions are the gateway to overcoming important societal challenges, such as the development of smart transport, finding ways to safely work in hazardous environments, sustainable food production and consumption, green energy, seeking ways to combat climate change, ensure physical and cyber security and more. Our Robotics and Artificial Intelligence graduates will have a clear understanding of the increasing impact of AI and Robotics for everyone in society and the ethical dilemmas that come with such rapid and life-changing advances in technology.
Zoology is all about animals, whether it is to understand them better or work to protect the world’s amazing biodiversity. This programme allows you to tailor your studies across a range of contexts, including conservation, ecology and environmental management which are key for working towards Goal 15: Life on Land. Through practical experience and a hands-on approach to teaching, this programme allows an interdisciplinary approach to solve global issues, including field trips in the UK and globally. This degree is built around skills requested by employers across many sectors, so this provides future Zoologists the opportunity to work towards this critical SDG throughout their studies and beyond.